Sound — 10
The music in this album depicts a more matured, more experienced Silverchair. The guitar riffs are much more thought out than previous albums, and there are some unique drum beats in the mix. Also the sound effects created by Paul Mac add a twist to the music that is unique to this style.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics in the songs on Neon Ballroom are the result of the awesome creativity of Daniel Johns. Although they may seem vague, even cryptic at first, they are deep and full of meaning, as Daniel trys to express the hardships he has experienced in his life.
Overall Impression — 10
The third release from Newcastle band Silverchair is without a doubt one of the best things to come out of Australia to date. With styles ranging from the slower, more calming rock of "Black Tangled Heart" to the fast-paced adrenaline rush that is "Spawn Again", it is a display of the diversity held by the band. It is definitely worth buying for any fans of rock worldwide. In my opinion, it is a perfect album.